In the Garden of the Fugitives
A brilliant young woman and an older, more powerful man in a deeply subtle tale of slow-burning obsession and retribution
A thrilling psychological examination of the #MeToo phenomenon for fans of Patricia Highsmith and Rachel Cusk
Vita has spent twenty years trying to forget Royce: a ghost from her university days, an older man who funded her scholarship and expected her friendship in payment. But when he emails her out of the blue, determined to excavate the past, she cannot resist replying. Entering into a back and forth of memory and confession, she slowly learns more about what Royce wanted from her all those years ago, and how it related to another young woman, one she never met: the beautiful, now-dead, Kitty. And in this conversation, Royce is not the only one carrying secrets. Vita too has things she needs to confess...
Profoundly addictive and unsettling, In the Garden of the Fugitives examines the complex power structures between men and women, between the powerful and the voiceless. Ceridwen Dovey takes us deep into the heart of a dangerous game, where there are always two sides to every story.
Publication Date: 26-Feb-2018
Publisher: Penguin Random House